The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

The True Story of An American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics

Book - 2015
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This book tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew and their quest for an Olympic gold medal.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2015]
Description: xi, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780451475923
0451475925
Branch Call Number: j797.123 Bro

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junehan75
Oct 19, 2015

A heartfelt, inspiring story of 9 determined boys who came from very different backgrounds. No one expected them to beat the well-off boys from the elite East-Coast teams. No one expected them to go to the Olympics and beat Germany's team and send Hitler off boiling in rage. But they did, and this book is about how they worked together to build a strong, hardworking team, and how they respected each other's differences to win gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. I rate this book 5 STARS!

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Audrey1976
Sep 18, 2015

I didn't realize when reading this that it was the adapted for Young Adults version. I cannot express how wonderful the story was. I'm curious to know what was edited out since the original book was twice as long. Although I did feel like I got through this quickly with a fast pace, I didn't feel like a lot of the story was left out. Highly recommend!

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